|The first Christmas Card shows a scene of a family raising a toast to the Holiday Season|
We of course love the hand-made variety. For the last few weeks we have been churning out hand-made Christmas cards at a phenomenal rate. The exchanging of Christmas cards can also be traced back to the "Christmas Pieces" made by children in the early 18th century. Children copied out texts at school in their best hand writing and decorated them to give to their parents. Intended to show parents how well their children were doing at school, these are some of the earliest examples of children's art.
Very much in that tradition Little Una Fox used her new sewing skills to create this lovely card for her Uncle David in Canada:
You Will Need:
5 or 6 different buttons
needle & thread
card & envelope
pencil, pen &/or letter stamps
We first wrote "Merry Christmas" along the bottom of the card - we used our letter stamps but you can simply write this in colourful letters in your best hand writing.
We decided where the buttons would go and then drew the lines and bows onto the card in pencil first to get the spacing right. Then went over this in black pen.
We then carefully, with needle and thread, sewed each button into position with just a couple of stitches, knotting the ends of the thread at the end.
Last month's Mrs Fox's Crafty Box contained card blanks and envelopes so that our crafty little foxes could make Christmas cards for friends and family. They are also included in our Bumper Christmas Crafty Box that includes a whole host of Christmas crafts and is available for £15 +p&p.
For loads more Christmas craft ideas including more designs for handmade Christmas cards CLICK HERE